Member Biography

Richard J. Linderman 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1868       6 Democrat
1869       6 Democrat
1870       6 Democrat



01/12/1836 - 01/06/1901

Doctor Richard J. Linderman (D6) Bucks County 1868-1870 

Early Life: 

Doctor Richard J. Linderman, born January 12, 1836, Limerick Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; son of Isaac and Elizabeth Yost Linderman; academic education; appointed, governor, justice of the peace thirty years; teacher, free school system, 1853-1858; Freeland Seminary (now Ursinus College), Collegeville, Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Medical College, 1858; medical practice, Quakertown, Pennsylvania, 1858-1870; married Mary G. Thomas, 1858, children, Edgar Linderman, Elmer Linderman, Alice Linderman, Herbert Linderman, Bertha Linderman; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1868-1870; Pension Examiner; died, January 6, 1901, heart disease, dropsy, residence, 2809 North Broad Street, Quakertown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; interment, Richland Friends Meeting Burial Ground, Quakertown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Director, Quakertown Savings Bank, then became, Quakertown National Bank; member, Doylestown Trust Company; instrumental in establishing, Quakertown High School. member Quakertown School Board, nine years. 

Secretary, Quakertown Lodge, No. 512, Free and Accepted Masons; member, Lehigh Valley medical society. Represented, Bucks County Medical Society, at state and national medical associations. Appointed, United States, Examining Surgeon confirmed, January 27, 1886. 

Pennsylvania Politics: 

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 6th district, Bucks County, 1868-1870; committee assignments, Accounts, Canals and Inland Navigation, Vice and Immorality.


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members "L""Wilkes University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1870) Smull, J.A., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 433, 438-440.

Source: History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, pages 1053-1054. 

Dr Richard J. Linderman (1836-1901) - Find a Grave Memorial